Fiction is often a form of escapism that takes people to a place where real life can’t bother them for a while, including some completely good anime world. In fact, when you think about it, life in many anime series would be pretty awesome – but only in certain worlds.
For the most part, these are not places where someone is likely to be killed in a random monster attack or somewhere that faces apocalyptic events all too often. Instead, this list is for places where ordinary people actually have a pretty good life, even if that’s not always pleasant for the heroes.
In the world of Bleach, it has been guaranteed that there is an afterlife, and if one is quite lucky, they may even be able to see or communicate with spirits after death. Life in Soul Society is not much different from life on Earth, from the way it is presented, but it is known that souls in Soul Society cannot die of starvation or the like. Yes, there are some pretty scary monsters in the form of Hollows, but most Hollows don’t seem to be a real problem, as Soul Reapers tend to handle them quickly and efficiently.
There is also the flip side of Bleach in Burn the Witch, a series set in the same universe where there exists a magical world on the reverse side of London. In the end, the Hollows were essentially tamed into mystical beings, eliminating even the threat they posed. Whether it’s Western or Easter fiction that fans are looking for, Bleach can bring that to life.
Fullmetal Alchemist (either version) introduces an alternate world in the 1910s, its technology enhanced by the fact that alchemy is real. The alchemy in Fullmetal Alchemist is unlike most magic, in that anyone can learn to control it—alchemy is, after all, a science. Amestris has many of the problems that real-world nations have, such as war, but the lives of ordinary people seem to be at least as good as real life, if not better.
Nor can one ignore the existence of automail, a life-changing technology that has yet to be mastered in the real world. If it’s possible to live in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist after the story ends, there aren’t too many measurable worlds.
Want all the perks of modern technology, but also practice ninja magic? Naruto’s world is the right place to be, especially at the time Boruto takes place, when the era of wars between nations and Hidden Villages is essentially over. In Naruto’s time, they certainly had computers and other modern technological gadgets, which meant that anyone who chose to live in this world wouldn’t really enjoy too many of the comforts of modern life. grand. Boruto’s world is even more advanced, with massive series, internet ninja and all sorts of other tech.
Of course, technology is not the real selling point of this world. Naruto adds to it all sorts of illusions, elemental attacks, and other ninja tricks that will at least make it easier to create special effects and cooler media. And besides, who wouldn’t want a Shadow Clone or two to help them with their day-to-day tasks?
2 Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon’s Kingdom of the Moon is perhaps one of the most utopian societies in all of fiction. Ruled by the benevolent Neo-Queen Serenity, the Moon Kingdom is a place where problems like crime are essentially a thing of the past. The Moon Kingdom has a fairytale-like beauty, masking the advanced technology needed to begin living on the Moon.
People there also have extremely long lifespans, though it’s not clear if that’s a feature of living there or descended from the Moon people. In addition to technology, the Moon Kingdom has some pretty crazy spells, including the Silver Crystal, which can bring the dead back to life and is powerful enough to effectively transform its owner into a god.
The Pokémon world is almost unanimously regarded as one of the most livable in any anime or video game. The world is inhabited by intelligent beings who really just want to be friends, and have the love and loyalty of a dog. Their power is immense, but nearly everyone is responsible enough to be trusted with it. Even the villains in the Pokémon world are willing to respect the rules of battle and almost always surrender after their Pokémon loses. As a result, violence and crime are virtually non-existent, and it’s safe enough that 10-year-olds can be put on the road with a single Pokémon and be all right.
The widespread availability of free Pokémon centers not only makes caring for these creatures easy, but also provides a place for weary travelers to stay, seemingly for free. In fact, money is almost never seen in the anime version of the Pokémon world, suggesting that it could very well be an utopian post-scarcity society where everyone has access to all. food, water and shelter they may need. When it comes to fictional societies, post-scarcity remains one of the hardest hurdles to overcome, so Pokémon easily stands out.
While there are so many great anime worlds to live in, these five make for some of the safest and most agreeable worlds for the average Joe. Fans can dream of a life as a hero, but heroes are often tough; the idea of living in the anime worldeven as a regular person, certainly a hilarious fantasy of escapists.